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New Muscat International Airport, Duqm Airport to act as gateways to sultanate

New Muscat International Airport, Duqm Airport to act as gateways to sultanate

With the massive creating that has retail outlets, First Class and Business Class lounges, and offices for airlines, automobile rental agencies, Muscat International Airport spans an location of 335,000sq m. The new terminal at the airport has the capacity to manage a lot more than 20mn international passengers.

The new facility also has six,000sq m of duty-totally free purchasing, eight,000 parking slots, 96 verify-in counters as nicely as a quantity of restaurants.

Speaking at the official opening of the airport not too long ago, H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, mentioned the airport has turn out to be a prospective financial, tourist and investment entity for the nation.

“This project has become a pride and a landmark among the prestigious projects that the sultanate has witnessed in the 48 years of Renaissance,” he mentioned. Some of the functions that the new airport consists of are the state-of-the-art biometric intelligent technologies to track any unauthorised access or inconsistencies. It has focused on making a streamlined, integrated safety procedure, although sustaining a excellent ambience at the airport.

As the new terminal is significantly larger in size, individuals would have to stroll a lot but the general travel and transit time inside the airport is significantly shorter simply because not significantly time is required to get to the airport from the aircraft and vice versa.

Another large present to the nation this year is the Duqm Airport. With the presence of this airport, Duqm has the prospective to be the subsequent summer season location of Oman. Duqm is just 500km from Muscat by road as compared to Salalah, which is almost 1,000km from the capital.

With the capacity to manage 500,000 passengers annually, the Duqm airport can obtain most of the modern day-day aircraft.

With the building of the Duqm refinery and Chinese industrial corridor acquiring beneath way, Duqm is anticipated to obtain about 100,000 residential and short-term workers in the subsequent couple of years.

For this expanding population, Duqm Airport will be the gateway to Oman and rest of the globe. It has the capacity to manage cargo to the tune of 25,000 tonnes a year.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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